Visitor Services Intern

Expected Dates
May 29, 2018 to August 20, 2018
Site
Yellowstone National Park
Position ID
PO-00725421
Your responsiblities will include: assist with Ranger Station operations, issue backcountry, fishing and boating permits, provide visitor information and answer phone calls (60%); assist with emergency services operations including ambulance operations, structural fire, search and rescue and visitor assistance, and maintain emergency services equipment and vehicles(20%); assist with front and backcountry resource management operations, provide assistance at wildlife jams, provide exotic plant management, patrol and clear backcountry trails and assist with boat/marine operations, (10%); other outdoor work projects and duties as assigned and participate in area and park wide training, (10%). This position is not eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award.

EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
Opportunity to learn about the natural history of the area and hike, backpack, and explore throughout Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks.
  • Lake District is located on the eastside of Yellowstone National Park. The closest large town is Cody, WY a distance of 83 miles, where all services and amenities are available.
  • Visitor service, issuing park permits, cash register operation, EMS (to scope of interns certification), Leave No Trace, backcountry operations*, horse/stock care*, wildlife management*

    *indicates possible/not guaranteed training opportunity

  • Opportunity to learn about the natural history of the area and hike, backpack, and explore throughout Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
competent with supervision
Leadership Experience
competent with supervision
Money Handling
some experience
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
some experience